Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
" Dust: An Elysian Tail is the sort of game that only comes around every so often. It combines excellent, though slightly repetitive, combat mechanics with fluid and enjoyable platforming all while providing players with the most beautiful visual presentation possible. To top it off, while An Elysian Tail can be completed in around nine hours, there are plenty of side-quests, challenge arenas and other secrets to discover that will expand players’ game time beyond what one would expect for a digital game. In the end, Dust: An Elysian Tail is a must-have game and is a perfect example of what an action platformer should be like."